Board Member – Finance
|The Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The Board of Directors consists of a broad cross-section of people from different domains; elected every four years by the general assembly of community members or appointed by the President as stipulated in the by-laws.
|To head financial management and oversight for the organization. As a key board member, the treasurer will work closely with the board to ensure board members have a full financial picture when making important decisions. To be effective, the person in this role will need to understand the financial requirements of existing programs as well as those under development.
As the key liaison to any internal or external accounting support, the Treasurer is responsible for reviewing financial statements and marrying them up with the plans for the organization. They keep the rest of the board apprised on the financial health of the nonprofit during board meetings.
|Accounting, Board, Finance*
|The First Monday of the Month.
|1 to 3 hours/month
|We strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
|Everyone who works with us, from our Board members to those who lend a helping hand during our parade, are unpaid volunteers. The source of their drive to volunteer is the passion they have for the community. We accept new volunteers on a regular basis and have a different set of volunteers serving with us at every event. Volunteers enjoy the privilege of attending an event for free, working alongside us, and free festival merchandise. It board positions serve 2-4 years; it requires to be Latino but does not have to speak Spanish. Must commit to 2 hrs per month for meetings and additional hours when we have events. The candidates will be interview by the board and they board will vote.
|We will request a vetting processing and a two recommendation letters.
|A Treasurer oversees the general financial management of an organizing committee. They plan and keep track of budgets within the organization, collect, deposit, and keep track of funds, write cheques, and provide financial reports regularly to fellow committee members. The Treasurer is a financial watchdog, ensuring the protection of the committee’s funds. The Treasurer is also responsible for reconciling bank statements, managing cash flow, and investing funds in accordance with the law. They may also help with fund-raising efforts to better the committee’s financial state.
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